Philosophy and Religious Studies

Feb 7, 2018 | Philosophy and Religious Studies

McLaughlin Awarded Luce/ACLS Fellowship

Levi McLaughlin, assistant professor of religious studies, has been awarded a Luce/ACLS Fellowship in Religion, Journalism and International Affairs for the 2018-19 academic year. The fellowship will support McLaughlin’s project Religious Influences on Japanese Politics and Policymaking.

Jan 3, 2018 | Kyodo News

NC State Religious Scholar Casts Light on Soka Gakkai

NC State Religious Studies Prof Levi McLaughlin provides insights into Japan's recent elections, its largest active religion — Soka Gakkai — and the political party affiliated with the group, Komieto.

Dec 12, 2017

Year in Review: Our Top Stories of 2017

It's been a busy year for the college. Take a look back at some of our top stories of 2017.

Nov 13, 2017 | Philosophy and Religious Studies

World Philosophy Day Lecture to Focus on ‘Loving Nature’

The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies will host NC State’s third World Philosophy Day Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 16. The guest speaker is New York University professor Dale Jamieson, who will lecture on "Loving Nature" at 3 p.m. in Riddick Hall, Room 451.

Nov 8, 2017

Philosophy Major Victor Eduardo Named Leader of the Pack

Get to know junior philosophy major Victor Eduardo, the 2017 recipient of NC State's Leader of the Pack Award. 

Nov 1, 2017 | Archaeological Field Technician, William and Mary Center for Archaeological Research

CJ Idol (History, Religious Studies ’12)

Alumnus CJ Idol says his NC State Humanities and Social Sciences degree gave him the confidence to explore the multidisciplinary field of archaeogaming.

Oct 6, 2017

Student of the Month: Jesse Young

Meet Jesse Young, a transfer student who's double majoring in Religious Studies and in Spanish and who is our student of the month.

Aug 8, 2017

Meet Our New Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences welcomes a dozen new tenured and tenure-track faculty to its ranks for the 2017-2018 year. Their scholarship and research interests range from race and immigration to organizational health psychology and urban food systems of the ancient world.

May 31, 2017 | NC State News

Study: ‘Moral Enhancement’ Technologies Are Neither Feasible Nor Wise

A recent study by researchers at NC State and the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM) finds that “moral enhancement technologies” — which are discussed as ways of improving human behavior — are neither feasible nor wise, based on an assessment of existing research into these technologies.

May 30, 2017 | Scientific American

‘Moral Enhancement’ Is Science Fiction, not Science Fact

When it comes to improving morality, traditional interventions seem to have much better chances than drugs and brain stimulation devices: the dangers of the latter are considerable, and are likely to cause more harm than good because they endanger the balance of moral intuitions. Guest column by Veljko Dubljević, assistant professor of philosophy at NC State University.